Saint Roch De Lachigan City Hall

Saint Roch-de-l’Achigan City Hall, Canada

Design: Affleck de la Riva architects

Saint Roch de l’Achigan is a small farming community eighty kilometres north of Montreal. The community’s historic convent, built in 1881, is a landmark visible at great distances across the surrounding countryside.

Chengdu Creative Centre

Chengdu Creative Centre in China

Design: Broadway Malyan

Broadway Malyan-led team wins international masterplan for new district in Chengdu

Global architecture, urbanism and design practice Broadway Malyan has won an international competition to design the ‘Chengdu Creative Centre’ – the first phase of a landmark new urban district in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province and a major city in Western China.

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The Anatomy of a Building: Sir Denys Ladsun

Celebrating the centenary of the birth of one of Britain’s greatest architects, Sir Denys Lasdun, on 8 September 2014, this remarkable exhibition examines the life and work of a hugely important figure in 20th century architecture.

This once in a lifetime show held in the iconic setting of Lasdun’s masterpiece, the Royal College of Physicians, also marks the 50th anniversary of this exceptional building: a Grade I listed modernist tour de force set amidst the grandeur of Regent’s Park.

Summerhill Residence

AIA SF Architecture and the City Festival

The AIA SF Board of Directors welcomes Jennifer Jones, CAE, as their new Executive Director.

Also, from September 1st, The American Institute of Architects, San Francisco chapter (AIA San Francisco) and the Center for Architecture + Design open the 11th annual Architecture and the City festival, the nation’s largest architectural festival of its kind. The month-long celebration lets participants to engage with the local architecture community.

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Hotel Hotel, Canberra

Design: March Studio

Hotel Hotel is located in NewActon, the cultural center of Canberra. It has 68 rooms and 31 apartments by architects Fender Katselidis with interior design by the London based Don Cameron. No two rooms are alike. Bespoke furniture, natural materials, art and ‘Objects Trouve’ feature throughout.

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House on Mountainside, Valencia

Design: Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

The building is located in a landscape of unique beauty, the result of a natural and evident growth. The mountain, topped by a castle, is covered by a blanket housing through a system of aggregation by simple juxtaposition of pieces generated fragmented target tissue that adapts to the topography.

Anderson Pavilion

Anderson Pavilion in California

Architects: Ben Miller Design

The Anderson Pavilion is an open air summer pavilion that closes up into a cozy winter hideaway complete with a floating wood-burning fireplace and infinity edged stainless steel hot tub which helps to chase away the winter greys.

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PABLO Himeji – Japanese Store

Design: Design Atelier RONDO

The fresh-baked cheese tarts store “PABLO” opened their new store in Hyogo area following Umeda & Shinsaibashi in Osaka and Shibya in Tokyo. We have continued to support their store expansion throughout the country.

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Dual House, California

Design: Dimster Architecture

The Dual House is a new duplex for two related families, with an emphasis on balancing shared and personal spaces. While appearing to be a single building, two structures are placed back-to-back allowing for private garden entries and a communal roof deck.

Fuji Kindergarten

Fuji Kindergarten, Ring Around a Tree

Ring Around a Tree Building, Fuji Kindergarten, Tezuka Architects Japan, Japanese School Fuji Kindergarten, Ring Around a Tree Japanese Nursery School Building - design by Tezuka Architects, Japan page updated 25 Aug 2014 Ring Around a Tree Kindergarten Design: Tezuka Architects Photographs: Katsuhisa Kida Ring Around a Tree Around the Great Zelkova Tree The annex to Fuji…

Ravelijn Bridge

The Ravelijn Bridge in Holland

Design: RO&AD Architecten

The Ravelijn “Op den Zoom” is a fortress-island of the city of Bergen op Zoom in The Netherlands which is made in the beginning of the 18th century by Menno van Coehoorn, a famous fortress builder.

Nebuta-no-ie Warasse

Nebuta-no-ie Warasse, Aomori Festival Building

Design : molo + d/dt Arch + Frank la Rivière Architects inc

In August, Nebuta Festival (origin 8th century) fever descends upon Aomori. Nebuta, created anew each year, take the form of huge (9 x 7 x 5.5 m) paper lantern-like floats showing warriors from Japanese and Chinese history and myth in dramatic poses often showing battle scenes.
Roughly 20 large Nebuta are paraded through the streets accompanied by drums, bamboo flutes and hordes of revelers in traditional attire, dancing and chanting.